Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves, often to achieve a body image which they see, in a distorted way, as attractive. It often begins in young people for various reasons and those suffering from anorexia undergo extreme weight loss reaching body weights of as low as 20% below their ideal weight, at times even lower.
Although an individual suffering from anorexia may be extremely underweight, they are convinced they need to lose even more weight. The most common ways of weight loss adopted by those suffering from anorexia include excessive exercise, intake of laxatives and not eating.
Anorexia is commonly triggered by an unwarranted fear (phobia) of being overweight which may transmit an undesired image of the individual suffering from anorexia to other members of society. A person who suffers with anorexia actually see themselves in need to lose weight even when their body is clearly underweight. This distorted perception is normally related to the deeper root causes which may have caused someone to engage in this behaviour.
Here at Salus Wellness we have several therapists and practitioners who specialise in helping people overcome Anorexia and therefore we would recommend that, if you or anyone you know suffers from anorexia feel free to call now for a free 20 minute consultation.